Girdle of Venus

Girdle of Ve·​nus

Definition of Girdle of Venus

: a line that appears on the palm at the base of the fingers, that forms a semicircle beginning between the first and second fingers and ending between the third and fourth fingers, and that is held by palmists to indicate a high-strung nervous temperament and sometimes a tendency toward hysteria or despondency

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History and Etymology for Girdle of Venus

after Venus, Italian goddess identified by the Romans with Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love

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“Girdle of Venus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Girdle%20of%20Venus. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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